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'Dont Look Back' Tops Rolling Stone's Greatest Rock Docs List

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 18, 2014 1:33 PM
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Plus: "Stop Making Sense," "Monterey Pop," "American Hardcore" and more.

Daily Reads: Meet the Manic Pixie Hot Mess, 'Step Up's' Best Dance Scenes and More

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 11, 2014 10:16 AM
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Plus: how documentary filmmakers struggle with Netflix's lack of transparency, and why the terrible new "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" has the best April O'Neil.

Sight & Sound Lists the Top 50 Documentaries of All Time: 'The Man with a Movie Camera,' 'Sans Soleil' and More

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 1, 2014 12:26 PM
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The films that demonstrate the formal possibilities of documentaries.

Daily Reads: 'Snowpiercer' an Indie Savior or Casualty, the Music of 'Twin Peaks' and More

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 28, 2014 9:18 AM
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Plus: the history of TMZ, and Joe Swanberg on the financial life of an independent filmmaker.

Weekend Reel Reads: Mailer, Kael and Ruiz

  • By Steve Greene
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  • August 26, 2012 12:48 PM
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This week's collection features a consideration of the films of Norman Mailer, a tribute to the prose style of Pauline Kael and a closer look at how Raul Ruiz' final film came to fruition.